ge·​og·​ra·​pher | \ jē-ˈä-grə-fər How to pronounce geographer (audio) \

Definition of geographer

: a specialist in geography

Examples of geographer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web National Geographic Society geographer Alex Tait led a team that conducted the most accurate survey of base camp and the surrounding Khumbu Glacier. National Geographic, "Microplastics found near Everest’s peak, highest ever detected in the world," 20 Nov. 2020 In this travelogue, author and geographer Gina Rae La Cerva circumnavigates the globe in search of some of the planet’s last truly wild foods. Jennifer Nalewicki, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Ten Best Books About Travel of 2020," 25 Nov. 2020 The Yale geographer Huntington’s equation of temperate latitudes with higher civilizations had long been disputed, and the British astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle had famously derided (and named) the Big Bang theory. Colin Thubron, The New York Review of Books, "Cartographers of Stone and Air," 17 Nov. 2020 Patrick Bartlein, another University of Oregon geographer whose research includes environmental modeling, says making the connection between a particular wind event and climate change is tricky to do. oregonlive, "Oregon’s historic wildfires: the unprecedented was predictable," 12 Sep. 2020 Richard Campanella understands the West Bank, even though the Tulane University geographer didn’t grow up there. John Pope,, "'Where old New Orleans perseveres': Geographer Campanella writes a book about the West Bank," 4 Nov. 2020 Katie Wells, an author of that study and a Georgetown University geographer who studies the lives of Uber drivers, says Prop 22 is evidence that the gig worker organizers have made great strides in the last few years. Aarian Marshall, Wired, "With $200 Million, Uber and Lyft Write Their Own Labor Law," 4 Nov. 2020 When Ray Yaeger looks at maps of the sewer system serving the greater area, the University of Louisville health geographer sees veins in a body. Katherine Ellen Foley, Quartz, "Old sewers are becoming a modern Covid-19 watchdog," 29 Oct. 2020 Low-wage workers are often unfairly branded as lacking skills for higher-level positions, such as software programmer, says Annelies Goger, an economic geographer at the Brookings Institution. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, "'I had to start my future': Workers who lost jobs because of COVID-19 find new careers in these fields," 22 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of geographer

1542, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for geographer

see geography

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3 Mar 2021

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“Geographer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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